Dr Ward said: “Overall, there appears to be a mutual recognition of the challenges each generation is facing and shared concerns in both generations about the social and economic impacts of the pandemic”.
The pandemic has also generated greater awareness of social care and the ways in which we look after older people with care needs, and exposed serious shortcomings in social care systems.
Peter Dale, Chair of SEEFA, said: “Seeking the views of older and younger people is a first step in establishing whether there is common ground between the generations, whether there is an appetite for an approach that unites the generations and creates a better world for all of us”.
Key findings from the study will be presented in an online launch plus panel discussion with Q&A on 8 July from 2pm-3.30pm, chaired by David Brindle, social commentator and former Guardian public services editor. To attend please register via Eventbrite.
The full report and findings can be downloaded via the CHEW Research and Enterprise Group website.